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Month Nine: Program Plans and Vital Records

Program Plans and Vital Records Even in the height of electronic communications, not all program files are electronic these days and some are very important in their hard copy format. Consideration is what to do with these files in the event of major distribution (not thinking fire and total loss)... Read More
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Month Eight: Team Preparedness

Our mantra is ‘make a plan, pack a bag, take action!’ This applies to students, faculty and staff whether you are at home, at work, in the car – everywhere! No matter what your role at NC State, our team members are our most important resource. Individual preparedness is a... Read More

Month Seven: Identify Your Technology Options

Continuing in the Information Technology (IT) realm of planning, in month six, we detailed the IT systems and applications that are used daily to support the services and mission of your unit, and that would be used to drive your critical functions. Now we shift to addressing how to maximize... Read More
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Month Six: Identify your IT needs

Let’s talk tech or IT or Information Technology or all those devices we have come to assume will always be there, be ready and be accessible. This month we will capture the details about your technology dependencies–both those with central Office of Information Technology (OIT) and those managed entirely within your team!... Read More
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Month Five: Review your Critical Functions

Review your Critical Functions At the end of each year, it’s a great time to reflect on the past months and see where things stand. In the Year of PACK Ready Planning effort, we have completed four months, each with different elements. More recently, we have been looking your organization’s... Read More
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Month Four: Supporting your Critical Functions

Build your PACK Ready Plan in a Year (Total estimated time: 4 – 6 hours) In our Year of PACK Ready Planning, we are one quarter into the effort, addressing key personnel, contact information with communication trees and critical functions. Since critical functions are a large component of planning and... Read More
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Month Three: Identify Critical Functions

Identifying Critical Functions Month one, we identified who needs to be connected when emergencies happen. This completed updates to phone trees, email groups and started the conversation about other options like text message and other apps. Month two, we targeted IT needs and making sure teams could work remotely if... Read More
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Month Two: Define Your Resources

  Defining Your Resources Our first step in planning was communication. How do you reach your leadership, managers and teams in the event of an emergency?  We asked everyone to compile the key information on your staff, including roles and emergency contact information. Even in an emergency, everyone has a... Read More